Meet Our Flag, Old Glory

Meet Our Flag, Old Glory

by April Jones Prince, Joan Paley

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Children's Literature
The cut paper collages in bright colors are a terrific pairing to this ode to the American flag. As the author's flap copy notes, she was brought home in a red, white and blue blanket as a baby and was inspired to write her story when she saw all the flags at an opening ceremony for the Olympics. How appropriate that her book should come out in another Olympic year when flags will again be paraded around a stadium and hoisted over the heads of winning athletes. The young children depicted in this picture book are proud of the flag and proud of their country. They see flags at the baseball stadium, flying outside their front doors and recite the "Pledge of Allegiance" each day at school. The closing pages offer a brief history of the American flag (Old Glory) which is not only interesting, but will make this book useful for older readers working on school reports or just curious about the evolution of our national flag. 2004, Little Brown, Ages 3 to 7.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This book presents the meaning of the flag in brief, rhyming text that readers will relate to: "I show her that I'm faithful/Before my school day starts;/I pledge allegiance to the flag/With my hand upon my heart." The cut-paper collage illustrations are bright and bold. Familiar places such as a ballpark, school, and cemetery are pictured, and most of the figures shown holding the flag are children, making the book especially appealing to youngsters. A brief history of the flag is included. Pair this excellent resource with Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson's I Pledge Allegiance (Candlewick, 2002) for a ready-made history lesson. Pam Munoz Ryan's The Flag We Love (Charlesbridge, 1996) can be used when more detailed information is needed.-Sheilah Kosco, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, LA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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StarWalk Kids Media
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Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

April Prince is a former editor at Morrow and HarperCollins. This is her first children's book.

Joan Paley is a graphic designer and has illustrated several well-received picture books, including the award-winning Little White Duck. She studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.

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